Formation vs Preparation - What's the difference?

formation | preparation |

As nouns the difference between formation and preparation

is that formation is formation while preparation is preparation.




(en noun)
  • Something possessing structure or form.
  • The act of assembling a group or structure.
  • (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
  • (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
  • (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
  • The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
  • Synonyms

    * (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team * (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation



    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


  • (uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready.
  • That which is prepared.
  • (countable) A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
  • The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.


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